In 1999, Obtainium was born in a home garage, with a simple philosophy: find value in excess laboratory, test equipment, specialty electronics & industrial machinery.

This simple business grew quickly during the economic hard times. Our focus was to supply surplus to cost conscious businesses, institutions & individuals.  We have grown substantially and continue supplying these hard-to-find products with responsive service & quick order fulfillment.

In 2008 we opened The Reuseum, a retail surplus technology outlet in Garden City, Idaho.

As Obtainium grows, we expand on our belief that all businesses have the responsibility to help make our world a better place.  And to fulfill this idea, in 2012, the Company’s founder, John Schiff, established the non-profit organization: Reuseum Educational, Inc.

Reuseum Educational is a recognized 501c non-profit entity that provides workshops, materials & expertise in the support of science & technology education.  By simply diverting the e-waste stream through sales and recycling, Reuseum Educational raises and distributes funds for STEM education.

All of us Obtainium wish to thank our clients in helping us help others. We hope to do this important work for years to come and greatly appreciate your business.